400 East Vine Letter – Summer 2023

Alumni Weekend 2023

Our Alumni Weekend Open House could not have occurred on a more beautiful day in Oxford (Even the smoke from Canada stayed away). It was great to see so many brothers return to campus and 400 East Vine St to reconnect. This group included two brothers celebrating their 50th anniversary and two of the Little Sisters from ’73.

Thank you to Brother Ben Case ’03 for bringing a large collection of historical memorabilia for everyone to see, Brother Mike Lopane ’92 for providing tours of the house, and to Brother Chip Cade ’85 for making a necessary run to SDS.  See more photos here.  

2024 Capital Improvement Plan

Today Future

Exterior Beautification

Today Future

Dining Room Transformation

400 East Vine Street has been the home of Delta Upsilon since 1931, and we all share the responsibility for maintaining and improving it. In 2006, the alumni board started the largest renovation of the building in its history, taking most of it back to studs and adding a new sleeping area above the dining room and kitchen.  August 2006 was not the end of the project though, and work continues to make our home one of the best fraternity houses at Miami University. While some specific projects have been funded by generous alumni, the majority of the money has come from the undergraduates filling the house with brothers year after year.

To answer the call of several alumni who have recognized this achievement and would like to help more, the Board of Trustees has developed a plan of completing an Exterior Beautification project and Transforming the Dining Room by August 2024. This includes Brother Don MacKay ’62, who has graciously stepped forward and is currently working with the Board to address some of the updates necessary to upgrade the dining room and surrounding basement space. As work gets started to make this vision a reality, together we’ll need to raise $90,000 to fully achieve this goal.

DU Leadership Institute 2023

The annual Delta Upsilon Leadership Institute took place over the last weekend in July, and we were lucky enough to send four undergraduate brothers this year. This group included the incoming President John Tramontina ’26, Conner Koppen ’26, Alec Vittori ’26, Ben Miller ’24, and the two alumni Chris Miller ‘90 and David Garrison ’90. While there, they were all able to participate in position training, meet DUs from across North America, and see a different part of our fraternity. We continue to be able to send our members to this conference free of cost thanks to alumni donations.

#MoveInMiami - August 24th

The #MoveInMiami fundraising campaign returns this year, and our effort is being led by recent graduates Charlie Hines ’21 and Mike DeFillipo ’22. They created the goal of having 20 donors participate on August 24th. This fund allows the chapter to fund scholarships, house educational improvements, philanthropy, and other relevant educational purposes.

Fall 2023 Schedule

  • School Begins: August 28th
  • Submit Nominations for the Board of Trustees: September 15th
  • Homecoming & Annual Members Meeting: October 20th – 22nd

400 East Vine Club

The 400 East Vine Club is designed to fund activities and projects for the Chapter House that directly benefit the undergraduates. 

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